Have you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
Some common causes of spinal cord injuries are car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip or trip and falls, diving accidents, domestic violence, and sports injuries. There are about 200,000 people in the United States who are currently living with spinal cord injuries, and approximately 12,000 to 20,000 new injuries occur each year.
A spinal cord injury is defined as any injury to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma instead of disease. Depending on what section of the spine is injured, the resulting symptoms can vary widely, from severe pain to incontinence to paralysis. Usually an injury that is closer to the neck and head will be more severe than an injury that occurs in the lower part of the spine.
Upper spinal cord injuries may result in decreased movement or paralysis of the upper or lower body, as well as breathing difficulties. An injury to the lower part of the spinal cord can result in decreased movement or paralysis of the lower body, loss of bladder and bowel control, and loss of sexual function. Victims of spinal cord injuries may lose their ability to walk, or even to move at all. A significant number of spinal cord injuries have resulted in death.
Most spinal cord injuries occur in males (80%), and most new spinal cord injuries occur in individuals that are age 30 or younger. Statistics show that motor vehicle accidents account for 46% of spinal cord injuries, slip and falls 26%, violence 16%, and sports 12%.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to an accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another party and you would like to consult with an attorney, contact us. We have been successful in achieving significant results on behalf of our prior clients in handling spinal cord injury cases.
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Treatment of spinal cord injuries usually begins with restraining the spine and taking measures to prevent inflammation in order to prevent further injury. The inflammation may be reduced by surgery or by administering steroid drugs. Many times a spinal cord injury will require extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation, due to its catastrophic nature. Doctors often recommend that spinal cord patients seek psychiatric counseling to deal with the depression and anxiety that normally results from such a catastrophic injury.
A spinal cord injury is a tragic and life changing event. The victim has enormous medical expenses, both from medical treatment at the time of the accident as well as future medical care. They may never walk again. They may never be able to enjoy the same quality of life as before their accident.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to an accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another party, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our attorneys here at the Bennett Law Group have the skill and experience that is needed when dealing with complex litigation such as that resulting from a spinal cord injury. Our results speak for themselves, as we have won many successful settlements and verdicts for our clients. Contact us online or call us today at 404.541.9330 to schedule your free consultation. We will sit down with you free of charge and discuss the specifics of your situation. We will do our best to ensure that you are fully compensated for your loss. We look forward to hearing from you.